Archive | September, 2011

Brookfield…stands the test of time

19 Sep

I thought a lot about writing this review leading up to my visit to Brookfield Orchards this past weekend. I knew going-in that this is my favorite orchard so how was I going to look at this place with a critical lense and an unbiased perspective?

I decided that the best approach is to try and review all of the elements that I have evaluated during my other orchard visits and see how Brookfield measures up. Not surprisingly, the result is a break down of what makes this orchard so great, year-after-year. Here we go!

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Apple Oatmeal Muffins

19 Sep

This is a simple recipe that will make your house smell incredible.

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Maple Apple Crisp

11 Sep

Have I mentioned that I like sweets? Well, yeah, so this recipe is a traditional apple crisp, but the tartness of the McIntosh apples is offset by pure maple syrup. Holy sweetness!

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Mack’s challenges expectations

11 Sep

I was prepared to be disappointed by the experience at Mack’s Apples. After all, I went there a few years ago on the recommendation of a close friend, and after having such a bad experience I vowed to never go there again. My return trip today, however, revised my impression of this expansive, yet great orchard.

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Belkin: focused on experience

6 Sep

Today I visited Belkin Family Lookout Farm in Natick, MA. Only a short drive from Boston, Belkin resides on what feels like a country road, even though it’s only a few short miles from a flurry of suburban activity.

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Apple Scone Cake

6 Sep

This Gala Apple Scone Cake was the delicious product of my apple-picking trip to Belkin Family Lookout Farm. The recipe is part cake, part pie. It’s light with just hint of sweetness.

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Apple Pizza

2 Sep

My visit to Bolton Orchards led to a delicious apple pizza pie.

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